Relationships and family, Mexican culture and history, language, music and dance.
Common Core Standards, ELA
2.RL.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
6.RI.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
Written by Gregory Van Acker
Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations by Sinuhé Padilla
Musical Direction by Felipe Fournier
Choreography by Argélia Arreola
Produced by Rhythm of the Arts
Returning to the Gallo Center after a successful visit in the 2018/2019 season is SUGAR SKULL! A Día de Muertos Musical Adventure!
This production is a bilingual/bicultural musical for young audiences that uses traditional regional music and dance from Mexico to tell the story of twelve-year-old Vita Flores. Vita thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for deceased loved ones. Why throw a party for the dead? But when a spirited candy skeleton suddenly springs to life, Vita finds herself on a magical, musical journey to unravel the true meaning of Día de Muertos. Meet Sugar Skull, a charismatic skeleton with a secret or two. With her new skeletal friend, Vita dances with ancient ancestors, sings with a sorrowful sorceress, escapes the trickster Chaneques, and even meets the famous Catrina Calavera. But can this clever youth gather the missing pieces needed for her family ofrenda before it’s too late?